So, I have decided to try a plant-based diet for the month of February. I have no idea what I am doing, so of course, I went on Pinterest and pinned all sorts of vegan recipes and then went back and drafted a grocery list of the ingredients. Now, $236.00 later, I better see this through (because that was the price for just the next seven days). I told you that I had no idea what I am doing. I ordered for the first time via Instacart (so, in fact, I am trying two new things in the month of February). What I have learned so far, is that I love a challenge. Second, I am now broke although I just got paid. Third, Instacart is about to be my new best friend. Four, I don’t have a fourth but I felt as if I was on a roll.
While grocery shopping online, I realized that sour cream and parmesan cheese are dairies and not part of the vegan diet so I may have to make some substitutions or not be hard on myself since that only comprises two recipes out of the entire 28 days. How do you think I will do on this diet? Well, after watching “What the Health,” I better feel more energetic and sleep better through the night in about two and a half weeks. If not, I’m going to my Primary Care Physician to complain since he originally planted this seed in my head.
Well, wish me luck!
I guess I’m at the age where myself and my peers are wondering what our purpose is on this earth. We are leaving long-term relationships, re-assessing finances and the way in which we spend money, switching careers, more conscious of our health and planning for the future of our children. Some of this may sound like it’s out-of-order but, it seems to be the same spot that everyone I know is in and we are all in the same age range mid 30’s- 40 years old. Speaking for myself I am even more focused on owning my own home and planning for the future. I keep contemplating leaving the classroom and just going for my dreams of being both a novelist and songwriter. It’s scary and I often consider going into real estate because it will allow me some flexibility but the market is so volatile.
Again, scary territory. What about getting up and moving back to my hometown of NY? That’s even an option on the table. I know that there is a huge change coming for me because I can feel it but in the meantime I find myself struggling with feelings of anxiety. What am I anxious over? Mostly, things that are not within my control. And speaking with my peers, I am not alone.
So, I never harp on a problem for too long. I usually go into solution mode and the solution I recently came up with was journaling more consistently (handwritten). It makes me feel good to get out my true feelings and just release. I usually look back over these entries when I am in a different state of mind and learn even more about myself. If you are feeling overwhelmed by life and your path, please consider journaling and those of you who do not like writing or typing can use voice memos on your cell phone or laptops. Let some of it go. It becomes too much to hold on to and creates a daunting outlook.
We are all here to do great things and in order to do those things we must keep ourselves mentally, physically, and emotionally renewed.